Night time hunting

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xTNxANTMANx
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Location: Western Tennessee

Night time hunting

Post: # 17420Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:16 am

Okay so I work midnight shift and wondering if it's still possible to find Queens at night. I've been keeping an eye out when I take my breaks and lunch outside and know it's still early but just curious if I'll still have luck at night time.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

Fulkol
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Location: Budapest

Re: Night time hunting

Post: # 17422Post Fulkol
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:59 am

It's possible, if you can't find any for a longer period you might wanna try with a black light torch, it is said to attract them

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Phoenix
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Re: Night time hunting

Post: # 17423Post Phoenix
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:14 am

Queens will always be out, at any given time; especially at night, the early mornings or after a rainstorm.
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xTNxANTMANx
Posts: 399
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Location: Western Tennessee

Re: Night time hunting

Post: # 17424Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:26 am

I really appreciate the info. My 2 main I'm lookin for is a species of Camponotus and Solenopsis. Its been pretty warm the past week and some rain yesterday with a slight shower this morning so I'm hoping to get lucky sooner than later :)
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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